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Jimmy David Kelough, a resident of Weleetka passed away Friday, February 24th, 2017 in Oklahoma City at the age of 65. He was born November 22, 1951 to Eugene Kelough & Louise (Barnett) Kelough.
Jimmy was a rider and horse trainer and loved anything to do with rodeo or horses. He was a member of the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene & Louise Kelough, two sisters, Donna Satawake & Barbara Gail Kelough, also by one brother, Tony Kelough.
He is survived by his wife Gaia Kelough of the home;
Two sons, Jascha Hubbard of Tulsa;
Lee Jay Hubbard & wife Valerie Hatfield of Oklahoma City;
Three sisters, Jean Meade & husband Jerry of Weleetka;
Patricia Zismer of Weleetka;
Loretta Dover & husband Billy of Weleetka;
Two brothers, Eldon Kelough & wife Viola of Bryant;
Cort Evans Kingman & wife Rebecca of Bryant;
A host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
Viewing will be from 4-6pm on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Integrity Funeral Service with wake services to follow from 6-8pm.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at Integrity Chapel. Interment will follow in Kelough Family Cemetery in Weleetka under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.
Eddie C. Howard, lifelong Okmulgee area resident, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Hillcrest South Hospital in Tulsa. He was 86 years of age. Eddie was born December 17, 1930 in Okmulgee to the late Elice C. and Minnie May (McCullough) Howard. He graduated Valedictorian from Nuyaka School in 1949. He joined the United States Army in 1952, serving in Germany, and received an honorable discharge in 1954. Eddie received his B.S. Degree in Accounting in 1959 from Oklahoma State University. He married June (Fleming) Franklin on June 13, 1959 in Okmulgee. In 1966, Eddie graduated from the Southwestern School of Banking in Dallas. He retired from Citizens Bank of Okmulgee as a Vice President. He enjoyed gardening and serving others. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okmulgee where he was active in the B.A.L.L. Group, serving as Tour Chair for 17 years and President, leader of the R.A. Group, taught Junior Boys Sunday School and Men’s Bible Class, was active in the Building Committee and was instrumental in the building of the new sanctuary, and served on several pulpit committees. He was also active in the Nuyaka Alumni Association, having served as an officer, former Treasurer of the Optimist Club, and former Treasurer of the Creek Indian Memorial Association.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Burkett Crawford.
Survivors include his wife June Howard, of the home, sons, James “Jim” Franklin of Collinsville and Glen Howard and wife Serap of Bethesda, Maryland, brother, Gene Howard and wife Virginia of Tulsa, couisin, Rosalee Clifford of Okmulgee, grandchildren, Zach and Kendra Mark of Sapulpa, Steven & Lacie Franklin of Tulsa, Kevin Franklin of Tulsa, Kenneth Carpenter of Hurst, Texas, and Matthew and Katie Carpenter of New York, great grandchildren, Crew Franklin and Reed Franklin and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Dennis Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Glen Howard, James Franklin, Kevin Franklin, Stephen Franklin, Lee Wilson and Zack Mark. Honorary casketbearers will be Henry Stone, Jack Tyree, David Carson, Charles Otto and Gary Mount.
Friends may visit the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church for the Food for Kids Program or to the Project Hope Worldwide (www.projecthopeworldwide.org)
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Eddie’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Marshia "Sue" Chisholm, a lifetime resident of rural Henryetta passed away Saturday, February 11th, 2017 in Okmulgee at the age of 79. She was born May 5, 1937 in Henryetta to Barney Hawkins, Sr. and Verna (Earnhart) Hawkins. She married Billy Joe Chisholm February 8, 1957 in Henryetta. She was a longtime member of the Henryetta Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her husband Bill Chisholm, her parents and one brother, Barney Hawkins, Jr.
She is survived by two daughters:
Tonya Price & husband Randy of Henryetta;
Kim Wittman & husband Tommy of Nuyaka;
Seven grandchildren: Billy Jones & wife Maranda of Edmond:
Stephanie Klimek & husband Josh of Wilson;
Chad Price of Lindsay;
Christina Guevara & husband Jose of Broken Arrow;
Shawn Gobin & wife Kisha of Henryetta;
Keith Jones of Tulsa;
Stacy Gobin of Morris;
Eleven great-grandchildren: Riley Morrow, Kaycee Klimek, Kasedi Gobin, Karsyn Morrow, Chloe Klimek, Hunter Gobin, Madison Price, Carter Price, Jentri Jones, Tyson Wieland, & Adriana Guevara;
Three sisters: Mercedes Odom of Eufaula;
Aundrea Jackson & husband Mickey of Fayetteville, Arkansas;
Paula Crew of Ft. Smith, Arkansas;
Also by a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be: Randy Price, Tommy Wittman, Billy Jones, Shawn Gobin, Keith Jones, & Josh Klimek. Honorary pallbearers will be: Mickey Jackson, Tony Jackson, Mark Jackson, Brian Kellehan, Gary Smythe, Craig Gobin & Chris Jones.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Church of Christ, Fifth & Broadway, Henryetta with Rev. Jack Vance & Rex Walcher officiating. Interment will follow in Salt Creek Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.
Emily Violet Morris, a longtime resident of Henryetta, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Okemah at the age of 76. Emily was born on September 13, 1940 in Henryetta, OK to Harley Wilford Vancil and Dora Lillian (Boyd) Vancil.
Emily grew up in Henryetta, where she attended St. Michael Catholic School, where she graduated from High School. Shortly after high school, Emily married James Buddy Morris in Texas. Emily was a hairdresser by trade and owned and operated Emily's Beauty Shop in Weleetka for approximately 10 years. She later worked in several Oklahoma City area beauty shops including Malihini's Beauty Shop in Oklahoma City where she served as manager for over 15 years.
Emily was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution organization and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church of Henryetta. She loved genealogy and had traced her family roots back extensively. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and she will be missed by the many people who knew and loved her.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father; a grandmother, Sally Green; and a grandchild, Stephanie Taber.
Emily is survived by two daughters, Cheri Hare and Beverly Ogden, both of Henryetta; by five grandchildren, Mike Morris, Chad Hare, William Hare, Shannon Dillon, and Shelby Ogden; by eight great grandchildren, Zaelon Hare, Kaeson Hare, Bretton Hare, Noah Hare, Eli Hare, Wade Hare, Makayla Morton, and Waylon Dillon; by a brother, William "Bill" Leon Boothman of Ft. Smith, AR; a sister, Glenda Jean Rolan of Oklahoma City, OK; a brother, Harley "Skip" Vancil; other extended family and many good friends.
Viewing for Emily will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Integrity Funeral Service from noon until 5:00pm. A wake service for Emily will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Integrity Chapel in Henryetta with Fr. Peter Phung officiating.
A funeral service for Emily will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00pm at St. Michael Catholic Church with Fr. Peter Phung officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
Funeral services are currently pending for Mackey Lambert, a longtime resident of Henryetta, who passed from this life on Wednesday morning, February 8, 2017 at the age of 48. Service information and survivors will be released as soon as the information is finalized. Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
Letha Mae Rutherford passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 82. Letha was born to the late John Beaver and Della Mae (Fox) Beaver on June 6, 1934 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
Letha is preceded in death by her parents, brothers William H. Beaver and John Beaver, Jr., former principle chief R. Perry Beaver, two nieces and one nephew. Left to cherish the memories of Letha is her husband Franklin "Sonny" Rutherford, her daughters Bennie Beaver Gossman and son-in-law Harold of Okmulgee, Aletha Yvonne Richard and son-in-law Harold of Toltec, Arizona, Beth Ann Rutherford of Mesa, Arizona, sisters Miley A. Hargis and husband Gene, Cora Sue Berryhill, Martha Jean Froman, Hanna L. Beaver, and Sally B. Wittman and husband Royce, brother Mose A. Pete Beaver and wife Bridget, five grandchildren Anthony Padilla, Jr. and wife Andrea, Monique Padilla, Brandy Lopez and husband Raymond, Dustin and Clayton Richard, three great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services for Letha will be held 1:00 P.M. February 3, 2017 at Big Cussetah United Indian Methodist Church. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Letha’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Gary Hopper, a resident of Dewar passed away Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 in Pawhuska at the age of 73. He was a graduate of Dewar Public Schools and served with the United States Marines. Services are pending with Integrity Funeral Service.